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Book details
  • SubGenre:Philosophy, Theory & Social Aspects
  • Language:English
  • Series title:Scientific Fairytales for Children
  • Series Number:2
  • Pages:30
  • Hardcover ISBN:9780998992938

The Tale of the Strange Ology Family

by Silvija D. Lechowick View author's profile page

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This is a story of a mouse family with the surname of Ology. We follow the tale of a beautiful mouse-couple from their beautiful marriage to their beautiful honeymoon to the birth of their six mouselings (pinkies). However, as it is in reality, family problems also ensue in this family. This is a fun and scientifically informative story for a child. However, for the more mature reader there is also the presentation of our deeper, modern-day problem of social isolationism, and it's negative effects on life.
The story starts out with the beautiful wedding of a mature mouse-couple. All is perfect, except for the concerning question that her parents have: "Last name of Ology?" How can their daughter be happy with such a surname. None-the-less, the joy for this young couple is the expectation of little mouselings to be born to them. When this does not happen when they anticipated, problems start between the couple. Finally, when six mouselings are born, the question of naming them becomes a problem. After all, what can you name six mouselings with the last name of "Ology?" As the mouselings grow into very smart young mice, they also exhibit strong, individualized interests. These interests over-take their lives to the exclusion of all else. As a result isolationism takes root; family relationships and social relationships suffer. Ah, but in the end, all is well when one of life's little twists comes to the rescue. This is a story meant to be enjoyed by the young, and the not-so-young, reader.
About the author
Silvija Lechowick, along with her family, emigrated from Latvia after WW II. A graduate of Case Western Reserve University, she was a psychiatric social worker until she retired to help raise two daughters. She has enjoyed writing short stories most of her life, and recently has decided to share them. Her hope it to share both facts and life in a meaningful way. She resides in Northeast Ohio with her family.